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Granger administration spent GYD$1.6 billion on remodeling privately-owned building for Infectious Disease Hospital -Attorney General

Last Updated on Thursday, 6 August 2020, 20:57 by Denis Chabrol -owner demands rent from new gov’t or removal  The Infectious Disease Hospital at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara is not owned by Guyana although a compulsory acquisition order was gazetted and GYD$1.6 billion of taxpayers’ money was spent on converting Ocean View International Hotel into the health care facility, Attorney ...

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Forestry Commission still struggling to pay staffers – new minister told

Last Updated on Thursday, 6 August 2020, 20:05 by Denis Chabrol by Samuel Sukhnandan One year after the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) made it public that it was finding it difficult to pay staff due to several financial difficulties, the commission has indicated this same position to the newly-appointed Minister of Natural Resources Mr. Vickram Bharrat. Mr. Bharrat had his first meeting ...

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National COVID-19 protocols, experts on the cards- Health Minister

Last Updated on Thursday, 6 August 2020, 17:12 by Denis Chabrol by Samuel Sukhnandan With a rapidly increasing number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Guyana, the new People’s Progressive Party (PPP) government has started working to establish national protocols and plans to utilise several medical experts to help fight the pandemic. Newly-appointed Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony said these new ...

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Former ministers ordered to vacate govt houses

Last Updated on Thursday, 6 August 2020, 14:30 by Denis Chabrol By Samuel Sukhnandan At least four former A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) government ministers were given 36 hours to vacate government property they were occupying at various locations in the capital city, Georgetown. These include: Ms. Simona Broomes, former minister with responsibility for youth; Ms. Valarie ...

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Guyana gets big consignment of COVID-19 medical supplies

Last Updated on Thursday, 6 August 2020, 13:29 by Denis Chabrol A huge consignment of essential medical supplies to assist Guyana in the fight against the deadly coronavirus, COVID-19, Wednesday night arrived in the country. The items were provided by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) to the Guyana Civil Defence Commission (CDC). The CDC handed over the essential ...

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Guyana Telephone and Telegraph hosts EduConnect Webinar Series

Last Updated on Thursday, 6 August 2020, 13:21 by Denis Chabrol Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, recently wrapped up an EduConnect virtual Series, aimed at supporting teachers, parents and children as they adapt to online learning and instruction. The Series was launched in response to changes in instruction, learning and entertainment due to ...

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PPP to continue holding local government elections – new Local Govt Minister

Last Updated on Thursday, 6 August 2020, 12:34 by Writer by Samuel Sukhnandan Newly-appointed Local Government and Regional Development Minister Nigel Dharamlall has made a commitment that local government elections would continue to be held in Guyana under the new People’s Progressive Party (PPP) government. Mr. Dharamlall, a former permanent secretary in that ministry, said the importance of such elections ...

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No-confidence motion voter Charrandass Persaud advises PPP, PNC on electoral future

Last Updated on Thursday, 6 August 2020, 8:21 by Denis Chabrol Former backbencher of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-led coalition, Charrandass Persaud, who voted for a People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-sponsored no-confidence motion that eventually led to the March 2, 2020 general elections is advising those two major political parties not to take Guyanese for granted. Mr. Persaud, who has ...

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Guyana backs United States instead of conventional Latin American presidency of IDB

Last Updated on Thursday, 6 August 2020, 0:38 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali on Wednesday said his government had no time with the convention that a Latin American candidate is usually voted in as President of the Inter-American Development (IDB) and instead opted to back the United States (US) candidate as he is the better candidate. “The US candidate ...

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